Community

Nepal Monastery Teaching Volunteers

Make a real contribution to the lives of Buddhist monks and immerse yourself in the culture by volunteering and living ...

Brazil Community Development in Rio

Understand life in the favelas of Rio by looking after children and providing a lifeline to parents who need to ...

Sri Lanka Elephant and Community Volunteers

Sri Lanka Elephant and Community Volunteers

This project was started because the owners of the elephants there could no longer look after them. It aims to ...

Argentina Community Volunteers

As a great way to introduce you to Argentine life and the local language, you’ll be enrolled on a Spanish ...

Zimbabwe Lion Rehabilitation - Victoria Falls

This programme of lion rehabilitation is a combination of two project areas; working on our lion breeding and rehabilitation programme ...

Argentina Volunteering with Underprivileged Youth

There are many underprivileged youths in Buenos Aires who are in need of help due to economic or family reasons. ...

Costa Rica Care For Vulnerable Children

In Costa Rica a number of homes and care centres have been set up to care for the children who ...

Costa Rica Animal Rescue

In Costa Rica, ecotourism is a growing and fundamental part of the country's economy. Many people in Costa Rica illegally ...

South Africa Literacy Volunteers

This project presents a great opportunity to experience the real South Africa in a small community near Cape Town, as ...

South Africa Child Development Volunteers

This is one our most rewarding South Africa volunteer programmes which gives you the opportunity to really make a difference ...

South Africa Children's Hospital Volunteers

You will be Volunteering in South Africa, spending time enriching the lives of patients in a hospital dedicated to sick ...

South Africa Sports Volunteers

Volunteering on our South Africa Sports Volunteers project, you will be assisting with sports activities at a school in the ...

Cambodia Childcare Volunteers near Angkor Wat

Choosing to be a childcare volunteer in Cambodia could be a life-changing decision, for both you and the children in ...

Cambodia Floating School near Angkor Wat

Cambodia Teaching Volunteers

Help make a difference in Cambodia schools! Assist the teachers at a local Pagoda (temple) school and at a unique ...

Zambia Building, Community & Wildlife Experience

On our 'Zambia Building, Community and Wildlife Experience', you'll be getting stuck in to community life from the start! Get ...

Peru Youth Outreach Volunteers

Become a Peru volunteer and get involved in some amazing community volunteer projects, helping to take care of some of ...

Sri Lanka Sea Turtle and Community Volunteers

Make sure you don't miss this stunning island on any visit to Asia! Working on this project will enable you ...

Kruger to Coast Volunteer Adventure

This is a real Southern Africa adventure! Safari! Swim! Five days and a million memories in one of the continent’s ...

Ecuador Amazon Teaching Volunteers

This programmes offers a fantastic and unique opportunity for you to help teach English to children in rural schools to ...

Peru Support For Disabled Children

One of the Peru volunteer opportunities available to you, is this massively rewarding project that involves helping wash, feed and ...

Guatemala House Building Volunteers

Guatemala Building Volunteers

This is undoubtedly one ofthe most rewarding projects!Not only will you make ahuge difference to the people you are working ...

Guatemala Community Outreach

Guatemala Community Volunteers

The Guatemala Community Outreach project is one of our most successful community development programmes - a direct result of the ...

Ecuador Street Children Care And Education

Teach in Ecuador as a volunteer on this programme and work in the poorest areas of Quito, helping to make ...

Nepal Community Volunteers

Choose to volunteer in Nepaland there area variety of volunteer projects you can get involved in. Make a real contribution ...

Malawi Sports and Community

Malawi is one of the world’s poorest countries, with over half of the population living below the poverty line and ...

Tanzania Community Volunteers

Becoming a community volunteer in Tanzania is a fantastic opportunity to give something back to the local communities near Dar ...

Kenya Healthcare and Community Volunteers

Volunteering abroad in Kenya is a great way to enhance your medical experience and make a huge difference with your ...

Malawi Medical Volunteers

Be a medical volunteer abroad in one of Africa’s most beautiful but deprived countries. Spend your time volunteering in many ...

India Himalaya Volunteer and Adventure

Based in a beautiful region of northern India, this Himalaya volunteer and India adventure program is an excellent choice if ...

Thailand Community and Elephant Volunteers

This programme offers you the opportunity to become part of the local Thai community and gain a true understanding of ...

South Africa Surf and Community Volunteers

Learn how to surf and then teach some fantastic children ensuring they are safe and following the instructions. You'll experience the ...

Thailand Childcare Volunteers

Thailand is one of those countries that desperately need volunteers like you. You’ll find that teaching in Thailand is rewarding ...

South Africa Big 5 Wildlife and Community

South Africa Big 5 Wildlife and Community

Get involved with this exciting wildlife conservation programme on a real Big 5 reserve in a stunning part of South ...

Medical Elective in Namibia

This medical internship in Namibia is perfect for those looking to gain valuable and rewarding experience, working in a remote ...

Thailand Building Volunteers

Volunteer on your gap year in Thailand

Help with a number of worthwhile renovation and building programmes including the development of a new educational centre, renovation of ...

South Africa Schools and Development

South Africa Schools and Development

Teaching in South Africa at this project involves various aspects of community work and development initiatives that will provide you ...

India Goa Volunteer and Adventure

Spending time on this option is a great way to sample the essence of India all in one go. You’ll ...

Uganda Community Volunteers

Dedicate your energy and skills to helping some of the world’s poorest children. Assist this community in Uganda – support ...

India Goa Community Volunteers

Ever wanted to take a short break doing something worthwhile? Community development in India introduces you to friendly locals and ...

Ghana Childcare Volunteers

An exciting and thoroughly rewarding experience awaits you when you decide to become a childcare volunteer in Ghana. Like many ...

Malawi Teaching Volunteers

Teach in Malawi and prepare to be creative, imaginative and flexible as you work with large groups of eager pupils. ...

Ghana Teaching Volunteers

Get a real sense of achievement and become a teaching volunteer in Ghana. Many schools in Ghana are hugely underfunded ...

Thailand Teaching Volunteers

Teach in Thailand and help Thai Children prepare for a better future by teaching them English in the rural Surin ...

South Africa Rugby Coaching

South Africans are extremely passionate about Rugby, renowned for being a very tough and technical force on the international stage. ...

Moldova Childcare Volunteers

Rewarding work in the eastern European country of Moldova. Care for Moldovan children in a rehabilitation centre or boarding school. You’ll ...

Moldova Teaching Volunteers

Help those who need it in Moldova and volunteer with children. Help provide a chance of a better life by ...

Community

Being a volunteer abroad in a community project lets you see the world and experience the true culture of the country you visit, as well as meeting dedicated people who live their inspiration. 

You can help within a community through education, conservation, caring for children and community development work.

Community volunteering projects
Real Gap has a huge number of community volunteering projects that span the globe. For example, combining development work in Swaziland with travel along the stunning Wild Coast and Garden Route to Cape Town in South Africa, and providing vital support in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro.
 

With a wide range of worthwhile community projects on offer you will definitley find the right trip for you. For more information just give our travel advisers a call or why not download a copy of our latest brochure...

46 Trips

Zambia Building, Community & Wildlife Experience

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Zambia Building, Community & Wildlife Experience

On our 'Zambia Building, Community and Wildlife Experience', you'll be getting stuck in to community life from the start! Get your hands dirty, help to build new homes for a rural Zambian village using traditional methods, and learn from an amazing community about their culture. You'll also have the rewarding opportunity to help out in a local school and nursery and visit a local feeding programme for orphaned children.

Peru Youth Outreach Volunteers

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Peru Youth Outreach Volunteers

Become a Peru volunteer and get involved in some amazing community volunteer projects, helping to take care of some of the most disadvantaged children in the lovely town of Cusco, near the world famous Machu Picchu – a definite must see during your time off!

Ecuador Street Children Care And Education

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Ecuador Street Children Care And Education

Teach in Ecuador as a volunteer on this programme and work in the poorest areas of Quito, helping to make a difference in the society. We work with a day-care project in the North of Quito, which provides children with education, care and meals.

Minimum 2 weeks From $1,019
Kruger to Coast Volunteer Adventure

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Kruger to Coast Volunteer Adventure

This is a real Southern Africa adventure! Safari! Swim! Five days and a million memories in one of the continent’s wildest wildlife spots – South Africa’s Kruger National Park – a week with wild whale sharks, diving and exploring the coral reefs in the warm blue waters of the ocean. Soak up the culture and learn what life’s like in a Swazi village.

Guatemala Building Volunteers

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Guatemala House Building Volunteers

This is undoubtedly one of the most rewarding projects! Not only will you make a huge difference to the people you are working with, but you will see first hand in a short space of time how you have made a difference.

Ecuador Amazon Teaching Volunteers

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Ecuador Amazon Teaching Volunteers

This programmes offers a fantastic and unique opportunity for you to help teach English to children in rural schools to assist them in their future development, helping to support and maintain healthy communities in the rich, biodiverse Ecuadorian Amazon.

Costa Rica Care For Vulnerable Children

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Costa Rica Care For Vulnerable Children

In Costa Rica a number of homes and care centres have been set up to care for the children who have been abandoned, neglected, abused or orphaned, as well as those whose parents simply can’t afford to take care of them during the day.

Minimum 4 weeks From $1,279
South Africa Sports Volunteers

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South Africa Sports Volunteers

Volunteering on our South Africa Sports Volunteers project, you will be assisting with sports activities at a school in the disadvantaged community on the South Peninsula.

Tanzania Community Volunteers

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Tanzania Community Volunteers

Becoming a community volunteer in Tanzania is a fantastic opportunity to give something back to the local communities near Dar Es Salaam and get involved in some amazing community projects. On top of all this, Tanzania is a rich and diverse country with an abundance of fascinating places to visit during your free time... all in all making it a must visit gap travel destination!

Minimum 2 weeks From $969
Argentina Community Volunteers

Argentina Community Volunteers

As a great way to introduce you to Argentine life and the local language, you’ll be enrolled on a Spanish language course for the first week of your programme where you’ll develop your Spanish language skills and grasp the language, before becoming a volunteer on this thoroughly rewarding Argentina volunteer project teaching English to local people.

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